Flickr, blog traffic and being a terrible bachelor
I've updated my Fun Ephemera photoset with some fun and colorful illustrations from a couple of maps and brochures that are a part of my collection. I've also added a new photoset called Fun Vinyl, which is, of course, lp's and 45's that offer some whimsical cover artwork. It's a modest set right now, but I plan on adding more later.
Side note: I've been getting some nice traffic my way the past couple of days thanks to a couple of different sources. First of all, big thanks to Amid at Cartoon Brew for posting about Lou's passing and linking my tribute to him. Oh, and hey -- many thanks guys, for the comments regarding Lou. Even if you didn't know the guy, it was very cool to read your thoughts and words. It was also nice to see a couple of friends: Robert Pope, Dan O'Connor and good ol' Dave Strandquest. Dave has that fun animation site, Strangetoons, which hosts a gallery of my work, including one of my two animated short films, Noir. Whadda guy.
Big ups to Allan L. for posting my how-to on my Black & White entry I did for Illustration Friday last week up on the famous GigPosters Forum. You can check out the post HERE. Thanks, Al. Got lots of cool hip kids coming by and checking out the blog now. Looks like I'll have to go and get a tattoo. Gotta keep up with these crazy kids these days.
Speaking of kids, I'm missing the heck out of mine. The same goes for my wife, who refuses to think that I'm not having the time of my life without her and the little ones here. Reality check: I'm bored outta my skull. Nothing to do. I did go see two interesting movies last night, but that's been pretty much it. Plus, It's weird to wake up and not have to worry about where the kids are and who needs breakfast, what are they going to wear for the day, diapers to be changed, etc. I thought that since no wife and no kids that I'd be able to get up earlier and get to work on time (for once), but no. Instead, complacency has set in and I roll out of bed about the time I'm supposed to be at work. I totally relied on Ezra to be my human alarm clock, but now that he and the crew are up north visiting family, I'm left to my own devices. Which isn't saying much.
Without all the hustle and bustle of little beings in the house, you begin to realize how much they are the heart and soul of our home. And I begin to see how much I desperately need that commotion in the morning to get me through the day. Before, I was my own purpose. It was all about me. But now, others depend on me and they become my purpose in life. I live for them, my loved ones. Right now, I've temporarily lost my purpose. And it's a bit jarring.
Jeez, I should go to bed now. What am I doing still up? No wonder I'm getting up late.
I'm a big boring slob without my family. I'm a poor excuse for a bachelor.
Oh, and yes, Jan, I'm with you -- I miss hulaseventy, too.